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Sydney’s Birkenhead Quays transformed by fresh facade

CPR's scaffolding-free approach revolutionises Birkenhead Quays

Birkenhead Quays, an exclusive luxury residential complex nestled in the prestigious Sydney suburb of Drummoyne, has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the expertise of CPR Facade Upgrade Specialists.

This stunning property, boasting multi-million-dollar apartments with breathtaking waterfront views, found itself in need of a makeover. Peter Aloe, a seasoned member of the property’s strata committee with a remarkable fifty years of experience in the building industry, described CPR’s refurbishment work as “one of the most hassle-free” projects he’s encountered.

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Such high praise from a seasoned industry veteran speaks volumes about CPR’s professionalism and proficiency.

What’s even more astonishing is that this extensive project, initially slated for a 24-week timeline, was completed in just 16 weeks. This remarkable feat not only astounded Mr. Aloe but also pleasantly surprised the entire strata committee. To add to the delight, the painting and refurbishment came in under budget by a whopping $30,000.

The project

Mr. Aloe explained that CPR Facade Upgrade Specialists were engaged to address water ingress issues from building joints and to rejuvenate the aging exterior facade. The company went above and beyond by meticulously replacing all Sikaflex joints (polyurethane joint sealants used in expansion joints) performing necessary repairs, rendering, and expertly repainting, not only the exterior facade but also some common internal areas.


CPR Facade Upgrade Specialists
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CPR Facade Upgrade Specialists were selected for several compelling reasons. Their extensive list of delighted customers and competitive quote was certainly a factor, but equally important was their innovative approach of training qualified painters and tradespeople to safely utilise their patented access system, Pears Upseiling™, eliminating the need for cumbersome scaffolding around the building. This not only reduced costs but also assured the strata committee that residents would experience minimal disturbance during the refurbishment process.

Good communication

Mr. Aloe emphasised CPR’s commitment to transparent communication was a key element of their success. The company’s Propriety Precision Project Management, PPM™ ensured combined pre-start meetings, weekly site meetings, and provided residents with notices five days before work commenced. With an on-site project manager, continuous supervision, photographic reports, and early notices of completion, CPR exceeded the strata committee’s expectations.

The outcome

The impact of the painting refurbishment extended beyond aesthetics. According to Mr. Aloe, it significantly boosted the value of the apartments while keeping costs to a minimum.

He said: “We are absolutely happy with the outcome. The building looks immaculate, and we have already seen sales exceed market value. A recent sale was the highest in the complex. Residents have been amazed by the fact there was very little disruption to their lives and that there has been an increased value to their units.”

The work at Birkenhead Quays is a shining example of the way CPR’s decade-long investment in innovation technology and its people, can compete with even the largest building façade upgrades, on time and on budget, with little fuss for residents.

Jo Isaac from CPR Facade Upgrade Specialists shed more light on the company’s cutting-edge approach. They utilised scaffold-free™, patented rope-access systems like SkyPod™ Workstations and Pears Upseiling™ (Power Elevation Access Rope System), along with advanced drone technology to help map and micro plan what is ordinarily very challenging with building upgrades. CPR’s innovative approach and focus on customer service not only delivers exceptional results but also extends to warranty periods, which enhance the building’s value, integrity, and aesthetic appeal over multiple decades.

Furthermore, CPR’s scaffold-free™ technology allowed for extensive work with minimal expense and disruption to building owners and occupants. The company’s commitment to long-term satisfaction was also evident in their offering of Lifetime Aftercare™, which enables property owners to periodically wash their properties at a fraction of the cost, prolonging the paint finish’s life and overall value.

Danyelli Rosa, the Senior Building Manager at Birkenhead Quays, expressed her profound appreciation and admiration for CPR’s outstanding work.

She said: “They had the ability to keep everything running smoothly during this project of the painting and remediation of the facade. We have 148 units, and (after the project was completed) we have not received one single complaint. That says a lot about the high standard of work.

“I highly recommend CPR.”

The Birkenhead Quays project stands as a shining example of how CPR’s innovation and technology-driven painting technology and remediation can enhance a building’s appearance, prevent future maintenance issues, and significantly increase its value and appeal.

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